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Davis district is always looking for passionate people who want to teach in our schools. Use the tabs above to explore different ways you can earn your teaching license. 

 

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University Licensure Program

ACCREDITED UNIVERSITY LICENSURE PROGRAM

This is the traditional pathway for many teachers. The focus is on content knowledge as well as pedagogy or teaching practices.

 

INFORMATION: Contact your local university.
COST: Tuition, fees, books, background check, licensure fee, etc.

Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT)

ACADEMIC PATHWAY TO TEACHING (APT)

The Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT) license is a Utah Level 1 teaching license that is acquired through an alternative, or non-traditional, route.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE:
-This is not a program of study.
-Individuals must apply at the Utah State Board of Education to receive an APT license.
-A teacher must teach in the same district for 3 years on an APT license in order to upgrade.
-Not all districts will hire applicants with an APT license.
-Davis District APT licensed teachers must complete a separate set of professional learning courses during their three years in order to upgrade to a Level 2.  (see links below)
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION AT THE USBE:
-Bachelor's degree
-Completion of the appropriate Praxis content knowledge test
-USBE background check
-Educator's Ethics Review
 
LINKS TO GET STARTED:
Praxis Endorsement tests: https://www.ets.org/praxis
APT application process: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/earning
Davis APT Professional Learning Requirements: Teaching in Davis on an APT License
 
Question: Can I apply for a position in Davis before I acquire an APT license?
Answer: Yes. Indicate on your application that you are in the process of acquiring an APT license.

Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL)

ALTERNATE ROUTE TO LICENSURE (ARL)

This option is for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and would like to obtain a traditional Utah Level 1 license.

 

INFORMATION: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/earning
COST: $40.00 Background Check Fee, Costs of university courses, books, and fees, etc.
 
Question: Can I teach while I'm enrolled in this program?
Answer: Yes. After you receive your ARL acceptance letter, you can apply for a teaching position with the district.

Special Education

SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Alternative Teacher Preparation Program (ATP) is a Cooperative Program between Utah State University, local Utah school districts & The SIGNAL Project for individuals interested in getting their teaching license and certification while employed teaching students.

 

-You must have a bachelor's degree (any major field of study).
-You need to successfully complete an assessment of basic literacy and math requirements.
-You need to be hired to teach in an approved severe special education setting by a participating school district.

 

If you are interested, please refer to the following website https://sper.usu.edu/atp/ for detailed program information.

NOTE: Please visit the website above before calling the Davis School District Special Education Office at 801.402.5151.